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International AIDS Society (IAS) Young Leaders Digital Space 2021 – Call for Applications

We are looking for TEN YOUNG LEADERS to take part in the design process of this digital space.

Application Deadline: 7th March 2021.

About the Award: The IAS – International AIDS Society, Y+ Global, Youth RISE, ATHENA Network, The PACT, Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) have teamed up to build and facilitate a collective digital space that will be developed by young leaders and for young people.

Our goal is to co-create, curate and nurture a digital space for young leaders living with or affected by HIV that:

  • is youth-led, youth-responsive, inclusive, accessible, sustainable and innovative;
  • showcases youth leadership in all its diversity;
  • links young people to organisations and resources tailored to their needs;
  • provides capacity building, mentorship and networking opportunities; and
  • promotes fundraising opportunities for young people.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Young leaders must meet these selection criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 29
  • Be connected to a youth-led, youth-enabling or youth-serving organization working in the HIV response, either as a volunteer, employee or beneficiary
  • Be creative, tech-savvy and passionate about the potential of digital technology to contribute to the HIV response
  • Have a demonstrated commitment tothe HIV response in your community
  • Showcase strong leadership qualities
  • Be agreeable to be featured in digital media (see examples)
  • Be available for full time working hours (8 hours per day) between5-13 April and 18-21 July 2021
  • Be available to take on ad hoc tasks and be an ambassador for the digital space (approximately 3 days total)
  • Be available and willing to mentor the next cohort of young leaders in 2022 (approximately 5 days total)
  • Young people from key populations and low and middle income countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: 10

Value of Award: As a young leader you will

  • Co-create a digital space for young people alongside a dedicated, tech-savvy and innovative group of young leaders, supported by a team of IT and design experts
  • Launch the space at IAS 2021 Virtual, the world’s most influential conference on HIV science
  • Receive $2000 for your time and to cover the costs of internet data
  • Learn vital skills in communications, project management, and design
  • Mentor the next cohort of young leaders.

Duration of Award:

  • March 2021: Review and selection of candidates
  • Late March 2021: Applicants informed of outcome
  • 5-13 April 2021: Young leaders’ curriculum to design digital space
  • May 2021: Development of the digital space
  • 18-21 July 2021: Young leaders attend 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) and launch digital space
  • August 2021-July 2022: Young leaders promote digital space and support next cohort of young leaders

How to Apply: Apply Now!

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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